Monday, March 11, 2013

Benefits of Healthy Weight

Reaching your healthy weight can provide far greater benefits than just fitting into your favorite pair of jeans. Studies have shown that losing 5 -10% of your body weight can produce huge health benefits. For a 200 pound man to receive these health benefits, that equates to losing 10 to 20 pounds.

Health problems that could potentially be improved by weight loss are:
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Decreased risk of developing type II diabetes
  • Easier breathing
  • Reduction of sleep apnea
  • Reduced risk for developing heart disease
  • Greater self-confidence
  • Healthier lifestyle.

Some people carry their weight around their abdomen (apple shape). These people may be at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. By reducing body weight by 2%, drastic improvements in health have been shown for individuals with an apple shaped body.

You can work with your Orriant coach to determine a healthy weight loss goal for maximum health benefits. Even after just a few weeks of making small changes in your health, you will notice changes in your mood and energy levels.

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